This ANZAC Day we're honoured to share this 2015 piece by Andrew Ferguson.
Honouring Stan Carpenter...
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And so the "Pride of East Hull" step up to try their hand in Super League and hope to buck the unfortunate trend of promoted clubs being relegated the following year. This trend has as much to do with the systematic disadvantage faced by the winner of National League One not being able to plan for Super League until the 2nd week of October, compared to other who already have the Super League money in the banks and can start their recruiting and spending from mid-September. Castleford put in a game effort last season which only came undone at the final hurdle, and most fans will be wishing the Robins all the best with the challenge ahead.
With expansion club Catalans exempt from relegation for a few more seasons yet, Justin Morgan